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IPC Advanced Designer Certification – Online Program

Continuing the educational series for PCB Design, the IPC Advanced Designer Certification or (CID+) is for Certified CID’s looking to continue and expand their educational understanding of board design and production problem solving started from their successful completion of the IPC Designer Certification or CID.

This 4-day, lectured course (3-days lecture, 1-day review and testing), delves into design and fabrication issues that go beyond the fundamentals of layout, component placement and routing consideration to understanding fabrication materials, testing of not only electrical, but physical aspects of boards, electrical and signaling issues, complex component mounting strategies and requirements, and fabrication considerations for high end designs and circuitry.

The program continues the utilization of IPC-2221 “Generic Standard on Printed Board Design” and IPC-2222 “Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Organic Printed Boards”, reviewing in more detail the parameters and requirements within these standards to gain a better appreciation between board design and doing so in such a way that the designer manages problematic issues that can occur in the production environment.

Taught by recognized industry professionals, this program enhances your experience by exposing you to IPC Certified Instructors who possess a broad expertise and appreciation for the process. This course is open to anyone who has completed the IPC Designer Certification CID.

Date: November 15, 2021
Time: 10:00am ET (Eastern Time)
Course Length: 32 Hours
Cost: Call 1.800.643.7822 or email [email protected] for Pricing

Welcome to eTraining from EPTAC

Now, in addition to our classroom and onsite training programs, you can enjoy the convenience of online training with live interaction and instruction from EPTAC’s Master Instructors. Add convenience and cut expenses by registering online today.

Standard(s) and Document(s) Required


  • Once registered, you are required to order the relative standard(s) (if needed) for class if you do not already have them. They can be found by clicking on the order buttons above. Any additional document(s) will be sent to the registrant’s email from EPTAC Corporation in PDF format. These materials will be needed to participate in class.

Exam Proctoring Requirements (Now with Remote Proctoring)


  • Now with stay-at-home/office remote proctoring for certification testing.
  • EPTAC’s got you covered. Exams required for IPC Certification and Recertification can be proctored remotely via IPC EDGE or with an EPTAC Certified Master IPC Instructor. Ask us how we can help find an option for you either remotely in a stay-at-home/office environment or with one of our Instructors.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required.
  • Contact EPTAC ([email protected]) or 1.800.643.7822 to coordinate your exam delivery.

System Requirements


  • IMPORTANT: Camera (webcam) and microphone required for all live EPTAC Online programs.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required. You will receive a link to do so.
  • FOR IT DEPARTMENTS (Information ONLY, NO need to download): LockDown Browser Software
  • Online Programs can be launched from your browser. See TEST YOUR COMPUTER below.
  • ZOOM Account (Optional). You can download the ZOOM APP FREE (This is free. Sign up for a basic plan using the same registration email for this class. Sign Up Here)
  • Already have a ZOOM Account? Perfect. Register for this course with the same login email address you use with ZOOM.
  • TEST YOUR COMPUTER: Just to make sure you are ready to go, to test your computer or mobile device so that you are ready to go, click here for more information.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Customer Support at [email protected].

Everyone who successfully completes the program will receive:

  • IPC Certificate of Training


    1. Board Material Properties
      Plating Characteristics for Conductors and Holes
      Surface Finish and Treatment Characteristics
      Solder Mask/Coating Material Properties and Compatibility
      Homogeneous Material Performance Capability
      Statistical Process Control (SPC) with Test Coupons
      Reliability and Stress Test Evaluations
      Quality Life Cycle Tracking
      Materials and Compliance
      Solder Joint Reliability
    1. Design Standards to meet Fabrication and Assembly Goals
      Manufacturing Equipment Size Limitations
      Printed Board Length to Width Relationships
      Balanced Construction and Copper Balance
      Printed Board Thermal Management Techniques
      Controlled Expansion Constructions Using Special Cores
      Non-Standard Mechanical Outline (Case) Integration
      Individual Board Tooling Considerations
      HDI – Interconnect Vias Types and Strategies


    1. Physical Board Dielectric Parameters
      Shielding Techniques to Prevent Signal Emission
      EMI and EMC Emissions/Susceptibility
      General Principles of Impedance Control
      Signal Integrity Analysis
      Electrical Clearance and Dielectric Spacing
      Power and Ground Routing Techniques
      Conductor Current Carrying Capacity vs. Temperature Rise
      Layout Approaches for Crosstalk Minimization


    1. Component Comparison Between Area and Peripherals Arrays
      Component Types and Mounting Strategies
      Component Placement Strategy and Assembly Sequence
      Component Mounting Shock and Vibration Requirements
      Evaluation of Component Attachment Methods
    1. Parts List Development – BOM (Bill of Materials)
      Printed Board Tolerance Analysis
      Document to Facilitate Design to Fabrication Interface
      Printed Board & Assembly Data Format Standardization
      Assembly, Repair & Modification Tools and Techniques


  • Q & A

Requires successful completion and IPC Certification of the IPC Designer Certification (CID) Program.
This Program is delivered in English only.